Whiplash Injury Needs Specialized Chiropractic Care to Avoid Disability

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that–in the short term–can cause neck stiffness and pain, decreased range of motion, pain in the upper arms, back and shoulders, blurred vision, headaches, and more.

As for longterm, if you don’t get treated for whiplash, you risk developing chronic pain, chronic headaches, decreased range of motion, progressive degenerative changes in the joints of the spine, and increased risk for future disc problems.

At Atlas Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Duluth, we specialize in the atlas orthogonal adjustment technique for whiplash so you can recover as quickly as possible and protect yourself from disability.

Chiropractic Care and Whiplash

Approximately two-thirds of people involved in motor vehicle accidents develop symptoms of whiplash. Symptoms usually take up to 48 hours to fully manifest and recovery time varies. Data shows that 45-85% of whiplash victims can still be suffering five years later, most of them due to the spine losing its correct curvature.

Research shared in this 2001 press release explained how a neck movement test was up to 94% accurate at predicting which whiplash injuries would lead to disability within a year. Neck movement, pain levels, and the presence of other symptoms all factored in. The worse your pain, the less neck movement, and the more symptoms you exhibited made you more likely to become disabled.

Our chiropractors work to restore range of motion, relax and rehabilitate neck muscles, eliminate pain, headaches and other whiplash symptoms. We apply low force specific adjustments to your spine to put everything back in place and empower your body to heal itself. We maximize results with what’s called atlas orthogonal chiropractic.

Get the Atlas Orthogonal Treatment for Whiplash in Duluth

Atlas orthogonal is a safe, gentle and painless technique that taps into your body’s natural healing process. Using x-rays to identify areas in need of care, atlas orthogonal applies gentle touches to the affected area to correct the spine and allow your nervous system to function to its fullest. This translates into pain relief, elevated energy levels, faser healing, and more.

Dr. Trujillo is dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives through his chiropractic skill and expertise. The Atlas Chiropractic & Wellness Center is committed to your health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care.

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